ROME (AP) — Alleged antisemitic chants by Juventus and Inter Milan fans are being investigated by Italian soccer authorities.
The chants, which allegedly included references to Jews, occurred on Saturday during Juventus’ 1-1 draw at Fiorentina and Inter’s 3-2 loss to AC Milan in the Milan derby.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan dropped its first points of the fledgling Serie A when it lost at Lazio 3-1 on Friday.
Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri’s substitutions made the difference as Pedro and Luis Alberto came off the bench to score two goals in the final 15 minutes after Inter forward Lautaro Martínez cancelled out Felipe Anderson’s opener.
ROME (AP) — Former Chelsea assistant Luca Gotti was appointed to coach Serie A club Spezia on Friday.
Gotti, who previously coached Udinese, was given a two-year contract. He replaces Thiago Motta, who left by mutual agreement after helping Spezia avoid relegation last season.
ROME (AP) — Edin Dzeko's second-half equalizer at Napoli secured for Inter Milan a 1-1 draw and the Serie A lead on Saturday.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest player to score multiple goals in a Serie A game, but his brace still wasn't enough for AC Milan to win on Saturday.
Despite the Sweden star's two goals at the age of 40 years and 48 days, the Rossoneri slumped to their first loss of the season with a 4-3 defeat at Fiorentina.
ROME (AP) — Lazio hired Maurizio Sarri as its new coach on Wednesday, shortly after the Italian club strongly hinted at the appointment with a series of cryptic posts on social media.
“Lazio announces that Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of the first-team squad,” the Serie A club said in a one-line statement on its website.
MILAN (AP) — Wearing a suit and tie, new Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo cut a very different figure on the sidelines to his predecessor Maurizio Sarri, who often appeared wearing a tracksuit.
And his Juventus team also looked slicker and more attractive than the Bianconeri of the Sarri era.
MILAN (AP) — The annual question is ready to be asked again: Can anyone stop Juventus?
The Bianconeri are bidding for a record-extending 10th straight Serie A title, and will be beginning the season with a different coach for the third straight year.
ROME (AP) — Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo had his coaching qualification approved by the Italian soccer federation on Wednesday.
Pirlo completed his final exams and earned his UEFA Pro coaching badge on Monday.
MILAN (AP) — Andrea Pirlo will make his debut as Juventus coach at home against Sampdoria the weekend of Sept. 19-20, followed by challenging matches against Roma and Napoli.
Also in the Serie A 2020-21 schedule issued Wednesday is the Milan derby in the fourth round.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired.
Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced.
Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Maurizio Sarri believes his future is safe at Juventus regardless of whether the team overturns a 1-0 deficit to Lyon in the Champions League on Friday.
While Sarri led Juventus to a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the Bianconeri have yet to really adapt his quick passing schemes and lost four of 12 matches during the restart.
ROME (AP) — Before the break for the coronavirus pandemic. After the lockdown. And now for nine years running.
Juventus is the undisputed leader of Italian soccer.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the go-ahead goal and Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-0 Sunday to secure the Turin club’s record-extending ninth straight Serie A title.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus missed a chance to clinch a record-extending ninth straight Italian league title as it lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Udinese on Thursday.
Ilija Nestorovski canceled out Matthijs de Ligt’s opener and Seko Fofana grabbed the winner in second-half stoppage time to keep Juve’s celebrations on ice.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus was held to a 3-3 draw at Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday, although that will do little to slow its seemingly unstoppable march to a record-extending ninth straight league title.
ROME (AP) — The little squad from Bergamo can play with the big boys.
If anyone still doubted Atalanta’s credentials in Serie A or the Champions League, a 2-2 draw at eight-time defending Italian champion Juventus on Saturday showed just how competitive “the Dea” can be.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus missed the chance to take a big step toward a ninth successive Serie A title as it let a two-goal lead slip away in a surprising 4-2 loss at AC Milan on Tuesday.
After second-place Lazio lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Lecce earlier, Juventus could have extended its lead at the top of the table to 10 points with a win.
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored with a free kick in the Italian league to help Juventus beat Torino 4-1 on Saturday in a match which also saw Gianluigi Buffon set the Serie A appearance record.
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a long-range rocket on a night when each Juventus goal was more spectacular than the other in a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Genoa.
Chasing a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the victory restored Juventus’ four-point lead over Lazio, which won 2-1 at Torino earlier Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in form.
He set up two goals and converted a penalty to help Juventus beat 10-man Lecce 4-0 on Friday and boost its chances of claiming a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.
ROME (AP) — At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic.
The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem like a distant memory.
ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo never had a chance.
Arkadiusz Milik converted the decisive spot kick in a penalty shootout as Napoli won its sixth Italian Cup following a 0-0 draw with Juventus on Wednesday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Soccer finally resumed in Italy in a surreal atmosphere as Juventus drew with 10-man AC Milan 0-0 on Friday to reach the Italian Cup final on the away goals rule.
The first leg finished 1-1 in Milan before the coronavirus forced the season to be suspended on March 9.
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ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother is in “stable” condition and remains hospitalized, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner tweeted Tuesday, following reports in Portugal that she had a stroke and surgery.
“Thank you for all your messages of support for my mum.
MILAN (AP) — Giampaolo Pazzini’s late penalty gave Hellas Verona a surprise 2-1 win over Serie A leader Juventus on Saturday despite Cristiano Ronaldo setting another record.
The result means Inter Milan can move back level with Juventus if it wins the derby against AC Milan on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — Serie A leader Juventus lost 2-1 at Napoli on Sunday in a miserable return for former coach Maurizio Sarri, and a poor day for its title challengers too.
Piotr Zieliński and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half to inflict Juve’s second league defeat of the season, and end Napoli's three-match losing streak in Serie A.
ROME (AP) — Maurizio Sarri must have learned something from those awful losses midway through last season at Chelsea, when he was getting ridiculed for stubbornly sticking with his highly technical passing system.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lazio beat Juventus 3-1 on Sunday to win the Italian Super Cup for a fifth time amid a background of protests and political outrage at the game being held in Saudi Arabia.
MILAN (AP) — Dygualdo or LuLa? The Serie A title race could come down to a battle between the strike forces of Juventus and Inter Milan.
For the second successive match on Wednesday, Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri started with the trident of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain — the so-called Dygualdo.
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his imperious best.
The Juventus forward scored twice on Sunday to help the Bianconeri to a 3-1 win over Udinese in Serie A. Leonardo Bonucci scored the other goal.
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus came from behind to win at Atalanta 3-1 in Serie A on Saturday.
League leader Juventus maintained its one-point advantage over Inter Milan, which won at Torino 3-0.
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field and glared at Maurizio Sarri, muttering something undiscernible.
He then stormed down the tunnel.
It was the 55th minute of Juventus' match against AC Milan and Ronaldo had just been substituted for the second straight match after another disappointing performance.
MILAN (AP) — Paulo Dybala replaced Cristiano Ronaldo and scored the winner as Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 Sunday to move back to the top of Serie A.
Milan had the better of the chances but substitute Dybala netted 13 minutes from time to secure victory for the eight-time defending champion.
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Udinese has fired coach Igor Tudor after conceding 11 goals in two matches.
Udinese says Luca Gotti, an assistant to Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea last season, will coach the squad on a temporary basis.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus was surprisingly held by struggling Lecce to 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday as Matthijs de Ligt's poor start to his Bianconeri career continued.
De Ligt has been at fault for several goals since his 75 million euro ($85 million) transfer from Ajax in the offseason, and his handball gave away the penalty that led to Lecce's equalizer.
MILAN (AP) — Juventus has a new coach and a new style of play.
There might have been a feeling of déjà vu in Sunday's Derby d'Italia, which saw Juventus win 2-1 at Inter Milan: Gonzalo Higuain scored a late winner — just as he did at San Siro in 2018 — and eight-time defending champion Juventus moved to the top of the Serie A standings.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored one goal and set up another, with Cristiano Ronaldo also getting on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Tired of its perennial runner-up status in Serie A and shortcomings in Europe, Napoli may have finally overcome a major hurdle toward becoming a genuine threat in all competitions.
MILAN (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain called Juventus' 4-3 win over his former club Napoli a "roller coaster" and that's certainly what Saturday's Serie A match turned out to be.
Napoli had fought back from 3-0 down thanks to goals from three of its new signings but Kalidou Koulibaly's attempted clearance looped into his own net in stoppage time to hand the Bianconeri the win against one of their main title rivals.
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ROME (AP) — New season, same old Juventus.
Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus won 1-0 at Parma to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title in the league opener Saturday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — New Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri will not be on the bench for the club's first two Serie A matches, including against former team Napoli.
Sarri is recovering from pneumonia and underwent further tests on Thursday.
MILAN (AP) — A coaching shakeup in Serie A has brought some familiar faces back to Italy.
Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri — both former Chelsea managers — have returned to their home country, with the former taking over from Luciano Spalletti at Inter Milan and the latter replacing Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus.
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TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus says coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia.
The 60-year-old Sarri was unable to take training with the Italian champion on Monday because he has been struggling with the flu for the past week.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has a new manager but the curious case of Jorginho and the team's midfield metamorphosis might still come to define Frank Lampard's first season in charge.
Italy midfielder Jorginho was Maurizio Sarri's man, hailed as the chief exponent of the "Sarriball" possession play on his 57-million-pound ($69-million) arrival from Napoli in the summer of 2018.
MILAN (AP) — The new coaches of Juventus and Inter Milan have relatively easy starts to their return to Serie A, but there are potentially crucial matches during the second weekend of the new Italian league season.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Harry Kane smashed the winning goal from the halfway line as Tottenham beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday.
Kane struck in the 93rd minute of the International Champions Cup at Singapore's National Stadium with a first-time shot from just inside the Juventus half that went over former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.